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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Off the Shelf 0708-9

If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince?

By Melissa Kantor
© 2005

Providing a modern-day Cinderella story is an easy feat for this author. Lucy finds herself with a 'wicked stepmother' and two annoying stepsisters when her father remarries and moves her a new location. She finds herself having difficulty with the transition at home and at school. Then, an unbelievable moment occurs when she gains the attention of the popular guy in school - and all at once, she gains a boyfriend, lots of other friends and a whole new set of difficulties!

This light-hearted read offers the proverbial lessons about relationships (both familial and intimate), but does so with a humorous attempt. Sarcasm and exaggeration reign, while the plot remains somewhat predictable. Nonetheless, readers will likely be entertained by Lucy's antics and the lack of connectivity with her new family. The scenarios reflect modern day conflicts and issues which will appeal to those who enjoy realistic fiction.

My recommendation: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Submitted by M. Coleman, Media Specialist

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